Corazón Healdsburg raised more than $350,000 in funding with its second annual Event of the Heart celebration on July 20th. Event of the Heart is an annual fundraising benefit that takes place each year in July and was attended by 150 members of the community. This year’s sponsors included Encore Events Rentals, Big John’s Market and The Foundation for Global Sports Development. In addition to money raised by generous donors and attendees, support also came from silver sponsors and local Healdsburg organizations including Vanguard Properties, Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites, Wine Country Colbert Group Compass Real Estate, First Republic Wealth Management, Hotel Healdsburg, Gardenworks Inc. and Constellation Brands.
Funds raised will be used to expand the organization’s FirstGen and adult education programs, as well as funding the bilingual family resource center housed at the Healdsburg Community Center.
“To continue to thrive as a community, it’s imperative that we provide workforce development opportunities for all of our adult residents, while simultaneously working with their children to access educational opportunities, ” said Ariel Kelley, CEO of Corazón Healdsburg. “We are eternally grateful to our sponsors and donors who share in these values and it’s because of their generosity that these programs exist and continue to be successful.”